Join Our Team!
Are you a Cal Poly student and want to get involved? We're always open to applications, and would love to get to know you. Please fill out the form at the link below! PLEASE NOTE: SPT Management will respond to applications during Weeks 2-8 throughout Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters. Feel free to apply anytime, but we will only get back to applicants within these time frames.
Don't Have Experience?
That's okay! We want members to have a strong first principles understanding proportionate to their academic progress, but don't require you to have club/industry experience. Our team requires active learning, so we put a high value on individual curiosity, responsibility, and motivation to seek out new knowledge!
Concerned About Workload?
You're not alone! We try to be transparent about how much we expect (see the note below). If you have concerns about your availability but still really want to be involved, reach out to us! We try to respond to everyone who reaches out!
What Kind of Work Do We Do?
One of our core values is ownership. As such, we allow team members to own a design from "cradle-to-grave"-- designing, analyzing, and building their projects. That said, members may also focus on specific types of work that is tailored to their interests or experience. We have a variety of design projects available, with the primary projects refreshing annually!
How Many Hours a Week Do We Work?
As of Winter Quarter 2023, our team meets around 20 hours per week distributed across 3-4 work days, although members are not expected to make every working hour. Our team members are expected to own some form of design, analysis, build, and/or test. As such, we generally request "component-owning" members to allocate an average of at least 8 hours per week. When working on a specific project, we generally expect subsystem responsible engineers to allocate at least 15 hours per week. Time-availability is not a rigid or enforced requirement, but we believe these involvements are a necessary minimum to effectively work as part of a team.
Have questions beyond what was posed above?